A couple of weeks ago I went to Woolfest. For those not in the know, Woolfest is a Wool Festival, where lots of people who buy wools and yarns go and meet wool and yarn sellers - and their sheep / llamas / bunnies etc...
Personally I tend not to buy wool unless I know it is responsibly sourced. A few wools - Merino and Angora for example, are well documented to be very cruel towards the animal in their production. At least at Woolfest a lot of the sellers are small businesses who treat their animals very well and you can chat to them and find out exactly what you need to know to help you make that purchasing decision.
And now for some photos...... please excuse the slightly blurred pictures as I dropped my camera and broke the zoom, so now it doesn't focus properly. Time for a new one.
How about this for a ball of yarn? It's a whopper! I didn't buy it, but I did buy the needles that would have been used to knit it with :)
We watched some fabulous Quaker tapestry going on, those little blackberries with 3D and made to sparkle with tiny beads added.
As a footnote, I found this most excellent blog on Love Knitting about Angora wools.